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North Eighth Street wall nearing completion

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MARTINS FERRY — Work on a 200-foot-long piling wall project is moving along in Martins Ferry and could be complete in about another week, an inspector said Wednesday. The $600,000 piling wall has been installed on North Eighth Street, where a massive slip occurred about two years ago. A new ...

Potential Shelly Co. site in Tiltonsville

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TILTONSVILLE -- Shelly Co. proposed to village council last Tuesday to have a site in based here while it works on a three-year bridge project. The company is providing concrete for the bridge that will span the Ohio River to make a connection between Brilliant and Wellsburg. The Shelly Co. ...

New Land Bank director named

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Tim Hall, assistant fire chief with the Cumberland Trail Fire District, will be heading up the effort to help with the acquisition and demolition of dilapidated properties in Belmont County. During Mondayás meeting of the Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp., commonly ...

House fire in Provident

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T-L Photo/MIRANDA SEBROSKI A fire on Jug Run Road in the Provident area north of St. Clairsville was quickly extinguished Tuesday evening. The fire started in a crawl space beneath the home, but Cumberland Trail Fire Chief John Slavik said he is not sure what started the blaze. Because of ...

Organizations want region rebranded `Shale Crescent’

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WHEELING -- The area has been known by many names -- the Upper Ohio Valley, Appalachia, the Rust Belt and Coal Country -- in the past, but one organization hopes to rebrand the region in a way that will help it capitalize on its natural gas and other petrochemical reserves. Greg Kozera wants ...

Married couple defendants get no-contact order waived

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ruled Monday to release the no-contact order on a husband and wife accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from York Township and the York Water Authority. Dawn Lee, 47, and Ryan Reed Lee, 49, may have contact with each other as a ...

Health department considering tax levy

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Belmont County Board of Health took the first step toward possibly putting a tax levy up for a vote during the November election. During a regular meeting held Monday, board members Elizabeth Glick, James King, Irene Louda and Dr. Renato DelaCruz approved a motion to ...

Bellaire Chief’s salary increased

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BELLAIRE -- Bellaire Village Council approved a motion Monday to increase Police Chief Richard "Dick" Flanagan's salary by $7,800. Flanagan's salary is now $52,200 per year. The increase reflects the amount of money Flanagan makes for his dual code enforcing duties he performs for the ...

Final step for CDBG in Monroe County

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WOODSFIELD -- Two Community Developmental Block Grant applications are in their final steps for Monroe County. Mary Jo Westfall, extension associate with The Ohio State University, came Monday to the Monroe County Commissioners meeting for a second public hearing about the grants. Westfall ...

Storms bring damage

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WHEELING — Heavy storms brought bouts of creek flooding to some areas of the Ohio Valley on Sunday evening. There were reports of flooding on Short Creek in Dillonvale that covered Jefferson County Road 7. Some sections of Rayland and Tiltonsville also saw local flooding. In Brooke ...

County selling property

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BARNESVILLE — Officials continue to pursue the sale of the former Belmont County Children’s Home property, despite delays at the state level. The 82.338-acre site just east of Barnesville near the industrial park on Ohio 147 was transferred to the Belmont County Port Authority and sold ...

U.L. senior victorious at art competition

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Congressman Bill Johnson announced that Jenna Piatt, a senior at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the U.S. Capitol as a winner in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. “Thank you to all of the students and ...

Explosion response examined

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County 911 telecommunicators handled 37 calls in less than three minutes early Thursday morning, and they aren’t the only first responders who took quick action when a gas pipeline near here exploded. “The 911 center did an excellent job,” said Tom Hart, ...

Deaths remain suspicious

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WHEELING — Police are awaiting reports from the state medical examiner’s office to determine if two women found dead in a Wheeling Island apartment died of overdosing on legal drugs. If the toxicology results confirm what police said may be the case, Jodeci Bush and Kayla Mills would be ...

Strawberry Festival makes a comeback

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MARTINS FERRY — For the first time in about 20 years, residents of Martins Ferry and abroad Saturday found themselves at the Strawberry Festival a once popular attraction that dissipated. Sherry Stratton, a board member of Project Forward, a revitalization committee formed in the aftermath ...

Keeping judgments appropriate to the case

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Michigan court case recently raised question about how judges speak from the bench, and several local adjudicators weighed in on the topic. Those local jurists said a judge’s role in the justice system calls for a ...